Courageous Board of Directors

Courageous Sailing is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of outstanding volunteers from various areas of professional and personal backgrounds. The Board hires the Executive Director and is responsible for fiscal oversight, fundraising support, strategic input and operations and programmatic support. We are honored to have the following individuals on our Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

Michael Silvia, Board Co-President | Director, Assurance Services at Marcum LLP
Melissa Partridge , Board Co-President |Chief of Staff at Mass Insight Education
Ned Bicks, Board Secretary | Vice President, Strategy at Forrester Research
Elisa Sartori, Treasurer | Senior Vice President at Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC

Board Members

Kevin Cain | Partner at Ziki Powers
Simon Colley |VP of Education, Fullbridge
Maryalice DeCamp | Ernst & Young
Clayton Deutsch | CEO and President at Boston Private Bank & Trust
Christopher DuBois | Instructor-Trainer at National Outdoor Leadership School
Paul Foster | Vice-Chairman, Boston Redevelopmment Board
Nancy Joyce | Chief Marketing Officer at Paint Nite
Mark Lindsay | Owner of Boston BoatWorks LLC
Ben Loveland |Counsel at WilmerHale
Shelle Mendes |Owner of Salon Monet
Gregg Nourijan | Managing Director at Mid-Market Securities LLC
Mike Opal | Senior Evangelist at Microsoft
Chris Probyn | Chief Global Economist at State Street Corporation
Alison Simons | Principal of Simons Marketing
Jerome Smith | Chief of Civic Engagement for Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Cabinet
Phil Stathos | Partner at Mayflower Advisors
John Strachan | Principal at Revolution Mortgage and eSpace Boston
Chip Terry | Senior Vice President at BzzAgent, Inc
Steven Ulian | Managing Director at Bank of America